Do you find yourself stuck at home with little to do but watch Netflix? Why not pick up a new hobby! Sewing has been making a comeback in the last ten years. There is something magical about taking a piece of fabric and turning it into a useable item. And it is easier now than ever with today’s internet. Look to Pinterest, Instagram and Tik Tok for ideas and you can always find helpful videos on YouTube.
Sewing is a great way to choose what type of materials you want your clothing to be made from. Hemp is an excellent choice for your next sewing project. When many think of hemp fabric, they think of an itchy, rough sack from years ago. But modern hemp is often blended with organic cotton to create a soft eco-friendly fabric that can be used for many projects.
Why Sew With Hemp?
- For the Environment
Growing hemp has many benefits to the environment. It grows quickly and requires no pesticides and little water. It improves our air and soil quality.
Unlike synthetic fabrics such as polyester and rayon that sit in our landfills for years, hemp fabric is completely biodegradable.
Hemp fibers are long and strong, in fact up to 5 times stronger than cotton. This results in a very durable fabric that outlasts all others. With every wash, hemp gets softer. It is often said that hemp wears in.
- Hypo-Allergenic and Anti-Microbial
Hemp fabric is great for your skin. Clothing made from hemp stays fresher for longer meaning you don’t have to wash it every time you wear it.
5. Breathable and Temperature Regulating
Hemp fabric is moisture wicking, drawing sweat from the body and evaporating quickly to keep you dry. It also is temperature regulating to keep you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather.
Effort’s Eco-Essentials has a beautiful variety of hemp/organic cotton blends that would be perfect for your next sewing project.
1. Hemp/Organic Cotton Canvas
This bacteria and mold-resistant fabric is very durable and would be great for bags, upholstery, shower curtains and home décor.
2. Hemp/Organic Cotton Muslin
This popular fabric is great for clothing, dish towels, shower curtains and backing for quilts. It comes in an array of colors.
3. Hemp Jersey
This knit jersey is flexible with some stretch. Its comfortable nature makes it great for T-shirts and pants.
4. Hemp Terry
This knit blend is absorbent and bacteria resistant. It is great for diapers, towels, and robes.
Hemp is easy to sew with and can be used for many of your projects. Check out all the fabric options that Effort’s Eco-Essentials has to offer.